Another trip out with the Canon 7D, 18-135mm kit lens.

archers-of-raunds-18032017Today and another archery competition.  Today, Lauren was registered for her first away from home competition in a little over three years and she would be joining three other AoR archers competing at the Fenland Archery Club, based in Whittlesey, Peterborough.  With only four archers to concentrate on, I thought that it was another good opportunity to take along the Canon 7D with the 18-135mm kit lens and see how it performs.

The 5D with my Pro glass will continue to be my lead equipment for events, but this backup camera is certainly surprising me with its reach and quality.  It is great that the body is almost identical to the 5D and I have found myself right at home from the off.  I miss the bulk afforded by the addition of the battery grip, but this body is all about what I can capture with a relatively light camera system.

All in all, I’m pretty pleased with the images that I captured in the sports hall spanning three badminton courts and those images are now available online for the four archers, if they want them.

As far as the tournament was concerned, well everyone appeared to have a good time.  The venue was good and everyone at the shoot was very friendly and the shoot was generally very well run.  With regards to the four AoR archers, they all had a good solid shoot with everyone pushing their personal best scores.  Considering Lauren has not shot 20 yards since January and she had no sight marks when we arrived, she did extremely well to claim fourth place and about 15 points off her personal best.

Archers of Raunds Portsmouth Tournament Gallery

archers-of-raunds-220117I had another great day with Archers of Raunds capturing images from their Annual Open Portsmouth Archery Tournament last Sunday.

I’ll create a blog posting with a little more about the day, but this is a quick note to let everyone know that the Tournament Gallery has now been uploaded to the main Archers of Raunds gallery on www.m4photo.co.uk.

The tournament gallery is linked from the M4Photo.co.uk Home page in the usual manner.  The gallery is not password protected and the parents of all juniors under the age of 18 have given written consent for their child’s images to be included in the gallery.

Please contact martyn@m4photo.co.uk if you were one of the tournament attendees and you wish to acquire any of the images.

AoR Tournament Gallery now online

aor_15albionwindsorI was at Archers Of Raunds with camera again yesterday with the remit of capturing some general images for use on the club’s website, blog and for promotional purposes.  The tournament was extremely well run again and I was pleased to try out the new lens extender to get in a little closer whilst shooting from the sidelines.  The results are a little soft but the equipment still helped me to capture a few good shots.

Debbie, please let me know which images you need and in what size for publicity purposes and I’ll get those to you.

In the meantime, a number of the competitors at yesterday’s archery tournament at Archers Of Raunds were asking me about where they can view and order the photographs from.  I am pleased to confirm that they are now online here.

Archers of Raunds Tournament Images

AoR 2015 Open Portsmouth Tournemant GalleryToday was a long day at Archers of Raunds, but as usual it was an enjoyable one.  The archery competition was extremely well organised and it ran without a hitch.

I was there with my camera to capture as many decent shots as possible.  Archery is always difficult to photograph at club level because you are always way off to one side and out of the safety zones or behind the archers.  Today was no different and in some respects much worse.

The shoot was a busy one with targets stretching right across the hall and the shooting line was equally as busy with competitors standing just a couple of feet from each other.  This makes front on photographs impossible during the indoor season and side on shots almost as impossible because you have to remain behind the waiting line.  However, therein lies the challenge and with two International archers in session three, I was not ready to give up too quickly.

Anyway, the images should be on the www.m4photo.co.uk website by the time you read this posting.  The images from today can be found in the Archers of Raunds gallery using the image copied above.